adverb, noun Informal.

Origin of yep

First recorded in 1830–40; see origin at yup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for yep

Contemporary Examples of yep

Historical Examples of yep

  • "Yep, she's engaged to Jeffries," announced Griffin with great enjoyment.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther

  • Yep, she stuck the saddle on big black Thunder and had a rifle in the holster.

  • "Yep; my fire engine is all right," answered the little fellow.

  • "Yep, I got 'em both under lock and key," says I to Marjorie.


    Sewell Ford

  • Yep, it's foolish of her, I expect, but I let her unload it all on me without dodgin'.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for yep


sentence substitute

an informal word for yes
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Word Origin and History for yep

by 1889, American English, variant of yes, altered for emphasis, or possibly influenced by nope.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper